You Balance the California Budget

So many options, all for one solution: a balanced state budget that doesn't leave a number of California citizens in the dust.

These two interactive sites will punch the numbers for you as you try out different combinations to end the deficit.

Simple and Short

LA Times: You Balance the Budget(external link)
Drag-and-drop whatever combination of cuts and taxes you think appropriate and watch the deficit get smaller.

Comprehensive

Click on ""The California Budget Challenge"
The California Budget Challenge(external link)
This gives you a number of choices, with a pro and con argument for each cut or tax increase. Plus! compare your choices to others who have taken the challenge; see your budget graphed, send it to the governor, or print it out and share it with friends and colleagues.